Associate Editor and Columnist

Renée Graham

Renée Graham is a columnist for the Globe’s op-ed page. She started as a general assignment reporter, and then moved to features and arts covering music, film, and television as a writer and critic. She also wrote a weekly pop culture column.

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Renée Graham

In America, even victimhood is a privilege

By , Globe Columnist

A white man accused of sexual assault is being transformed into a sympathetic figure. Meanwhile, a black man shot to death in his own home by an officer is smeared as a possible criminal.

Renée Graham

When it’s OK to be black — just not too black

By , Globe Columnist

“You have to be Condi Rice,” the author of a new study on race and admissions said. “Not Angela Davis.”

book review

Perfectly executed flight of fancy up and away from slavery

By , Globe Staff

Esi Edugyan’s soaring novel is a meditation on the weight of freedom, wrapped in an adventure story

Renée Graham

Serena Williams and the Angry Black Woman

By , Globe Columnist

If you’re a black woman, never get upset or you’ll be forever tagged as that most terrifying and despised creature.